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This Is Our Year

When I was 21…I got married. Three days after I turned 22…I had my first child. When I was 23…I had my second child. When I was 28…I had my third child. I am a wife, and a Mom. As these two things, it’s hard to find balance. It’s hard to make sure that my…

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Spring Chicken

Reposted from http://boyqandgirlq.blogspot.com/. I love my Grandma (click for previous blog post) to pieces. When I was little we lived in the same town and ever since then she’s been very special to me. I call her Mom sometimes. She fell and broke her hip years ago. Surgery #1 wasn’t a total hip replacement, but her body wouldn’t…

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Parenting Grief

My daughter is making a soft crying sound in the back of her throat, like tiny inward sobs. It’s not crying, really. It’s a way for her to catch my attention, to let me know she is feeling sad about something. Age 5 and a solid introvert, she doesn’t often express her emotions outwardly (something…

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One Moment in Front of the Next

A new year. A new start. Resolutions to eat less, run more, work harder. This is a repeating cycle in my life, and this is the first year I did not make any list of Resolutions. I am also not setting any new intentions today or revisiting the inevitably failed list of 2014’s Resolutions.  Not…